Pediocaetes phasianellus

Pediocaetes phasianellus
Pintail Pin"tail`, n. 1. (Zo["o]l.) A northern duck ({Dafila acuta}), native of both continents. The adult male has a long, tapering tail. Called also {gray duck}, {piketail}, {piket-tail}, {spike-tail}, {split-tail}, {springtail}, {sea pheasant}, and {gray widgeon}. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) The sharp-tailed grouse of the great plains and Rocky Mountains ({Pedioc[ae]tes phasianellus}); -- called also {pintailed grouse}, {pintailed chicken}, {springtail}, and {sharptail}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Pediocaetes phasianellus — Grouse Grouse (grous), n. sing. & pl. [Prob. after the analogy of mouse, mice, fr. the earlier grice, OF. griesche meor hen: cf. F. piegri[ e]che shrike.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any of the numerous species of gallinaceous birds of the family {Tetraonid[ae]} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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